Operaplot Orphans

Orphans – help rescue these in the comments. Every operaplot, not matter how innane deserves a home.

To keep things straight, please copy the whole tweet including the author and then add the title.

Also, if someone else has already chimed in with the correct answer, please don’t answer again. It’s not that Miss Mussel doesn’t want to hear your two cents, it’s just that the admin becomes more difficult when the volume of responses increases.

Thanks!

@amndw2 – I love him! But he won’t marry me. I hate him! If you love me, go kill him! Wait, he’ll marry me after all? Aargh! Come back!

@wvclassical – mad scenes and mix-ups w/ some wacky Puritans. for once, the simple confusion is cleared up, lovers end up happy, and no one dies

@catmacaulay – Damn she’s hot. Damn he’s a nice guy. Damn she’s hot. Sorry dude. Damn, he’s a nice guy.

asthiggins – Building deal gone sour – nymphs in an uproar – mutterings from below!

@bibliotechick – Librarian suffers severe caffeine overdose following banda-cut collision in opera, escapes to Colorado, meets love of her life

66 comments

  1. HE Elsom

    @tbs27 – Everyone in this family’s a wreck. Nightmares and revenge obsession do not improve dancing skills. Watch out for the axe. — Elektra

    @kriswaldherr – Guy falls for aunt but forgets. All ends in flames. — Siegfried + Goetterdaemmerung, or the whole Ring.

  2. HE Elsom

    Oh, and

    @Almaviva99 -I love you Jean. I might sound drunk but I’ve only had one gin. Don’t love me? Oh. Duel tragedy. Too much too little too late – Eugene Onegin, though it’s more a cryptic crossword clue than a plot summary

  3. HE Elsom

    Many apologies for the duplicates — the ones that got there first weren’t visible when I posted mine.

  4. @primalamusica – Treehugger jilts transvestite & chases brother’s girl. Girl’s sister helps: she wants the brother. Springer: The Opera? Not yet
    Handel, Serse

    MouseQueen – Hypochondriac prince searches for women in fruit. Two die of thirst, but everyone else lives happily ever after.
    Prokofiev, The Love for Three Oranges

  5. @jasonweinberger – hmmm. #operaplot (hm hm hm hmmm hm hm hmmm hm hm hmmm hmmm hm.)

    this is the complete tweet (small adjustment from what’s listed above on this page). not really a ‘plot’, but … zauberflote.

  6. @musicbizkid – Let me get this straight: unfathomable treasure if I betroth my loopy daughter to a ghost? Deal. She’ll meet you by the fjord.
    Die fliegende Hollander (which really looks c++p without the umlauts)

  7. Anne

    MouseQueen – Hypochondriac prince searches for women in fruit. Two die of thirst, but everyone else lives happily ever after.

    The Love For Three Oranges (L’Amour des Trois Oranges)

  8. HE Elsom

    @wvclassical – mad scenes and mix-ups w/ some wacky Puritans. for once, the simple confusion is cleared up, lovers end up happy, and no one dies

    I thought this might be Betrothal in a Monastery, but the monks, though wacky and ascetic, aren’t really Puritans. I think it’s actually I Puritani, which isn’t as light as the summary implies but the lovers do end up happy and no-one dies.

  9. @amndw2 – I love him! But he won’t marry me. I hate him! If you love me, go kill him! Wait, he’ll marry me after all? Aargh! Come back!

    This one is mine. It’s La Clemenza di Tito. I think this one is also Clemenza di Tito:

    @catmacaulay – Damn she’s hot. Damn he’s a nice guy. Damn she’s hot. Sorry dude. Damn, he’s a nice guy.

  10. Russell

    @dotdottweet – The boonies. 6 people wait for a train to nowhere that never comes. One thing’s certain: these folks have some serious baggage!

    I think that’s Argento – Postcard from Morocco (it’s been over 20 years since I saw it, though.)

  11. Russell

    @wvclassical – mad scenes and mix-ups w/ some wacky Puritans. for once, the simple confusion is cleared up, lovers end up happy, and no one dies

    Could that be “Merry Mount” (Hanson)?

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